Vehicle vs HouseOn February 23, 2017 At 1506 hours Aetna along with New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police helicopter Trooper 4 were dispatched to the 200 block of Bent Lane in Nottingham Green for a vehicle into the structure with injuries. Crews arrived to find a vehicle into the structure with 2 injuries, 1 still in the vehicle. The patient was extricated and A-7 and A-8 each transported 1 patient to Christiana Hospital with ALS. Additional resources from the NCC Collapse Team (Claymont Fire Company), Newark Electric, and the Newark Building Inspector also responded. Newark Delaware Police Department is handling the investigation and Chief Bowerson had Newark Command. Photo Courtesy of NPD
Posted Feb 23, 2017, 1:10 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
House FireOn February 22, 2017 at 1622 hours Aetna along with mutual aid from Christiana Fire, Mill Creek Fire Company - Stations 2&21, and Minquas of Newport Vol. Fire Co. were dispatched to the unit block of Carole Road in Chestnut Hill Estates for a residential structure fire. Chief Bowerson arrived on scene to find a 2-story single family dwelling with smoke showing. This added a BLS unit from University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit and New Castle County Paramedics to the response. Squad 9 found a fire in the basement which was quickly controlled and searches by Ladder 12 were negative. One resident was evaluated by EMS but refused transport, the Red Cross is assisting the residents. Crews operated ...
Posted Feb 23, 2017, 1:08 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
MVC with Two TrappedOn February 21, 2017 at 1352 hours, Aetna along with New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police helicopter Trooper 4 were dispatched to the intersection of Old Baltimore Pike and Robert L. Melson Lane for an MVC with entrapment. As units were responding Fireboard advised there were two patients, each trapped in separate vehicles. With the updated report Christiana Fire was added to the response. Units arrived and simultaneously began extrication efforts on the vehicles and treatment of the patients. Extrication of Patient #1 was completed in 8 minutes, and Patient #2 in 16 minutes. One patient was transported to Christiana Hospital via Trooper 4 and the second was transported by ground with ALS. The Delaware State Police are ...
Posted Feb 23, 2017, 1:06 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
Joint TrainingOn February 16, 2017 crews from Aetna had the opportunity to train with members of the Dupont Experimental Station and Stine - Haskell Emergency Response Teams. Crews trained on ropes and rigging. Training such as this is important both to keep our skills sharp as well as to prepare for any joint responses. Thank you to the Dupont teams and Chief Hansen for your hospitality!
Posted Feb 23, 2017, 1:01 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
Engine for SaleAetna has placed Engine 10-2 available for sale. This engine is a 1992 KME and does not come equipped except for what it listed below. Interested parties please contact Chief Engineer James Lemon (302)250-6244 or email email@example.com.Specs:• 1992 KME • Seats 7 with 4 scba seats • Detroit 8V92 engine • Allison 5 speed auto • 14' roof and 10' folding ladders • 2-6"x10' hard sleeves • 1500gpm Hale pump • 750 gallon poly tank• Onan 6kw diesel generator • 2-500watt floodlights• 61,208 miles • Height is 10' • Length 28'6" • Wheelbase 180"
Posted Jan 26, 2017, 1:13 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B